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Legal Outcomes And Pretrial Misconduct Of Manhattan Supervised Release Clients

Posted May 11, 2016

This report compares Manhattan Supervised Release clients with non-participant defendants and cases with similar characteristics.  It finds that program participation does not affect conviction rates but MSR clients are far less likely to receive incarceration sentences than comparison group...  read more


CJA Welcomes New Interviewer Class

Posted May 11, 2016

On May 6, ten new ROR Interviewer trainees successfully completed and graduated from CJA’s two-week orientation and training course.  During the 10-day training, new interviewers are introduced to the Agency’s mission of reducing unnecessary pretrial detention, the history of...  read more


Farewell to Jerry McElroy

Posted May 2, 2016

With much sadness and gratitude, CJA and leaders of pretrial justice around the country said good-bye to Jerome E. McElroy after 27 years in which he led the Agency as Executive Director.  Jerry’s retirement at the end of April was marked by two celebrations:  one for CJA staff on...  read more


Latest CJA Annual Report Now Available

Posted Apr 1, 2016

Today CJA released its 2014 Annual Report, providing data on CJA activities and New York City arrests. The report covers 2014 arrests, including data on interview volume, release recommendation, demographics, charges, arraignment outcomes, bail amounts, pretrial release, failure to appear (FTA), and...  read more


CJA Hosts Second Visit By Chinese Criminal Justice Experts

Posted Apr 1, 2016

A group of Chinese legal scholars and lawyers visited the Bronx Criminal Court on Thursday, March 24, 2016, to tour the facility and get a first-hand look at the arrest-to-arraignment process, as well as CJA’s pre and post-arraignment involvement.  The Chinese experts, headed by DAN Wei,...  read more


More On Homeless Arrestees: New Research Examines Re-Arrest

Posted Feb 8, 2016

This research brief reports that within one year of defendants’ release from custody in 2013, 60% of the street homeless, 50% of the shelter homeless, and 29% of the non-homeless in New York City were re-arrested for a new offense.  To a large extent, their higher re-arrest rates are due...  read more


Jerry McElroy Speaks on Bar Association’s Bail Reform Panel

Posted Dec 4, 2015

The New York City Bar Association sponsored a standing-room only event on December 1 titled “Bail Reform??”Federal and State Courts Wrestle With Options for Change.”    The panel discussion was moderated by Criminal Advocacy Committee Chair Michael C. Miller, with...  read more


CJA Releases New Annual Report on Juveniles

Posted Dec 3, 2015

Now available:  the latest in our annual series of reports by Marian J. Gewirtz, monitoring court activity for juveniles under the age of 16 who are prosecuted in the adult court under New York’s Juvenile Offender (JO) Law.  The current report covers JO arrests during 2014.  The...  read more